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Hi. Your website has inspired me to create a game night box that will be given as a Christmas present to the families of our clients here at The Lighthouse Neurological Rehabilitation Center. I would like to include several of you leaflets on a variety of games that will be in our game night box. What would be involved in personalizing the leaflets with the addition of our logo?

Lian Parsell - 16:31, 24/11/2021 - Traditional Board Game Shop

Typo: In the first strategy, "3. c1, a1;" should read "3. c3, a1;"

X - 23:01, 23/11/2021 - Three Men's Morris

Thank you! I hoped there was a Courier Chess online, and this is even 3D! Could you make a better historical set so to identify easily the pieces? It was one of most popular sets in Middle Ages and after, though they tried to revamp it during Romantic Era in Germany, inholds a full host and court beside the King, a wide board and traditional moves.

Schachspieler - 13:28, 11/11/2021 - Courier Game

I am Patxi Angulo, from Basque Country, I have a website ( on games in Basque language. Now I am writing about hnefatafl and I want to use your texts as a basis. I request your permission. On the other hand, I have grouped all hnefatafl games into one group. I doubt how to call this group "tafl games" or "hnefatafl games". I found both in the books. Thank you. Patxi Angulo

Patxi Angulo Martin - 18:01, 10/11/2021 - A Time for Play

Are you still trading selling any games Your design is inspired and I would love to get my hands on some of the featured games

pip saunders - 14:26, 24/09/2021 - Tablan: a New Game in the Shop

I love this resource!! So much good content here! I’d love to get into more conversations about traditional games. Are there any YouTube channels you’d recommend? People to follow on Instagram or Facebook? Groups to join? Thanks so much, Josh Talbot

Josh Talbot - 05:00, 22/09/2021 - Print-and-play Downloads

Check out Stymie if you like games that begin with an empty board. Inspired by Go, 9 Men's Morris, Draughts and Chess.

Marc White - 02:03, 14/09/2021 - Six Men's Morris

I'm writing a short piece about Halma for my next contribution to Tabletop Gaming. May I have your permission to quote the first paragraph of your post 922, 'Unspoiling Halma'? Full credit and a link to your posts, of course. Thank you for your Cyningstan posts. I find them very helpful. Best regards David

David Parlett - 13:08, 25/06/2021 - Unspoiling Halma

Did you know that apparently a version of the game survived among the Jews of Kochi until they moved to Israel.

Andrew J. Lucero - 05:17, 08/06/2021 - Royal Game of Ur

Thank you Damian for for doing this wonderful work!

Ari - 18:21, 28/05/2021 - A Time for Play

Excellent game for teaching and engaging students. I shall be using it in my sessions.

Charles - 11:26, 26/05/2021 - Wari

You can make a rule so that if a player has not emptied his corner of his pieces in, say, 50 moves, he/she loses. This does not change the character of the game and this kills the spoiling strategy. If 50 moves is too little or too large, you can change the number of moves to suit your needs. I like to call this rule the "50-Move-Rule" (or whatever number of moves you choose for this rule). 

Ocean Brindisi - 16:18, 15/03/2021 - Unspoiling Halma